International Publisher of Science, Technology and Medicine

 
 
Track Your Manuscript
 
 
 
 
Journal of Biodiversity Management & Forestry
Editorial Board: Anton G. Endress, PhD
 University of Illinois, USA  view all
ISSN: 2327-4417
Frequency: Quarterly
 
The Journal of Biodiversity Management & Forestry (JBMF) promotes rigorous research that makes a significant contribution in advancing knowledge for biodiversity and its conservation. The JBMF includes all major themes pertaining to biodiversity management criteria for the conservation of species.
 
Journal of Biodiversity Management & Forestry is a subscription based journal that provides a range of options to purchase our articles and also permits unlimited Internet Access to complete Journal content. It accepts research, review papers, online letters to the editors & brief comments on previously published articles or other relevant findings in SciTechnol. Articles submitted by authors are evaluated by a group of peer review experts in the field and ensures that the published articles are of high quality, reflect solid scholarship in their fields, and that the information they contain is accurate and reliable.
 
Current Issue
Editors & Editorial Board Members  
J Biodivers Manage Forestry 2013, 2:4   
  PDF   
Diversity, Distribution Pattern and Threat Status of Pteridophytic Flora in Shikari Devi Wildlife Sanctuary, Himachal Pradesh, India   Research Article
Alka Kumari, Rajendra Prakash Sangta and Amit Chawla
J Biodivers Manage Forestry 2013, 2:4    doi: 10.4172/2327-4417.1000115
 Preview

Diversity, Distribution Pattern and Threat Status of Pteridophytic Flora in Shikari Devi Wildlife Sanctuary, Himachal Pradesh, India

The Protected Area (PA) is one of the in situ conservation measures adopted globally for the conservation of species, habitats and ecosystems. Shikari Devi Wildlife Sanctuary (SDWLS) is one of the diverse evergreen protected forests situated in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Review of literature reveals that the SDWLS has not been explored for pteridophytic flora so far. Therefore, the present study was undertaken to document the detail inventory of the pteridophytes growing naturally at different sites of SDWLS. In this context, extensive field surveys were carried out to understand the diversity, distribution pattern and their threat status. The present study reveals total 105 species (100 ferns and 5 fern allies) belonging to 33 genera and 15 families. It represents about 95 % of the pteridophytic flora of Mandi district and 40 % of that of the state of Himachal Pradesh. Information on habitat and distribution within the study area along with their altitudinal gradient and herbarium numbers are also provided in this paper.

 

|  Full Text |   PDF   
A Glimpse of Vegetation and Threatened Medicinal Plant Diversity of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Garhwal Himalaya   Research Article
Priyanka Agnihotri, Manoj Semwal, Harsh Singh and Tariq Husain
J Biodivers Manage Forestry 2013, 2:4    doi: 10.4172/2327-4417.1000116
 Preview

A Glimpse of Vegetation and Threatened Medicinal Plant Diversity of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Garhwal Himalaya

Govind Wild Life Sanctuary (GWLS), situated in Uttarkashi  district of Uttarakhand, India, supports enormous plant diversity  including several threatened plants of high medicinal value. Despite of legal protection this protected area is facing severe threat due to  anthropogenic pressure, which in turn produces adverse natural  pressure. The forest and vegetation types including some highly medicinal plants and their habitats in GWLS have been highlighted in the present study.

|  Full Text |   PDF   
Relation of Forest Structure and Soil Properties in Natural, Rehabilitated and Degraded Forest   Research Article
Ashish K Mishra, Soumit K Behera, Kripal Singh, Nayan Sahu, Omesh Bajpai, Anoop Kumar, RM Mishra, LB Chaudhary and Bajrang Singh
J Biodivers Manage Forestry 2013, 2:4    doi: 10.4172/2327-4417.1000117
 Preview

Relation of Forest Structure and Soil Properties in Natural, Rehabilitated and Degraded Forest

Plant community structure, species diversity and soil properties of natural, rehabilitated and degraded forests were studied in order to assess relationship of different forests structure and soil properties in upper Indo-Gangetic plain of Uttar Pradesh state of India. The composition of species, population bundance and importance value of the woody species were investigated in each forest; the representative soil samples from 30 cm depth of each forest were also analyzed for the soil properties. Dominant families at the natural forest are Moraceae (21.9%) and Rubiaceae (15.6%) while at the rehabilitated forest are Moraceae (53.8%) and Fabaceae (23%). In the degraded forest, the Moraceae and Fabaceae are dominant families occupy 33% each. These among forest community structure indicate that degraded forests are less complex ecosystems than natural forest stands.

|  Full Text |   PDF   
Emergence of Spatial Patterns in a Simple Model of Wetland Ecosystem: Application to Keoladeo National Park (KNP), India   Research Article
Ranjit Kumar Upadhyay and SK Tiwari
J Biodivers Manage Forestry 2013, 2:4    doi: 10.4172/2327-4417.1000118
 Preview

Emergence of Spatial Patterns in a Simple Model of Wetland Ecosystem: Application to Keoladeo National Park (KNP), India

An attempt has been made to understand the spatiotemporal dynamics of good biomass, bad biomass and bird population in the wetland part of KNP. Spatiotemporal distributions of species biomass are simulated using the diffusivity assumptions realistic for natural wetland systems. Stability analysis, Hopf-bifurcation and diffusion-induced instability of the model system have been carried out. Computer simulations performed to identify various parameters for the good health of the wetland ecosystem. We observed that growth rate and carrying capacity for the bad biomass, carrying capacity and half-saturation constant of the good biomass are responsible for the good health of the wetland ecosystem. The spatial movements of good biomass acquires stable stationary patterns in the presence of bad biomass which performs swinging motion and selects a steady state spatial pattern, thereby ensuring the persistence as well as extinction of multiple species system in space and time.

|  Full Text |   PDF